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    Quote Originally Posted by MOtorboat View Post
    ...which most TVs do now...
    Right, my tv does as well, but I prefer the Roku. It streams better than my tv, blue ray, or PS4. Actually the PS4 is ok, but using the controllers is a pain in the Butt

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    I use illegal internet streams for everything.

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    I use illegal internet streams for everything.
    Thanks for stealing money from performers and raising the price for the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeHoof View Post
    I won an Apple TV in a contest and gave it to a girlfriend because I like Roku better. Now that so much cable/streaming, etc. is copy-protected, I use the old Roku one with RCA jacks to send signals to my DVD recorder and I can still record several things (mostly YouTube and live sporting events) for posterity.

    I have switched away from Sling TV to Playstation Vue. They have a seeming unlimited DVR service and the "Core" package plus Sports Extra gives me practically every Sports station I want for about $5 more than what I was paying Sling for. I now have MLB Network, Longhorn Network, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Channel and a few others Sling doesn't offer. Plus they have "Red Zone" channel type programming for NFL, College football, College basketball, College baseball and MLB.

    There are good things to say about Sling, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu but, for the sports junkie, Playstation Vue offers almost everything except ROOT sports channels for about $55/mo.

    I've been contemplating cutting the cord from my cable provider.

    In my research it appeared Vue is the way to go. The only drawback I see is they don't have access to the MTV networks including Nick and NickJr, which my 3 & 5 year olds really like to watch. But it doesn't look like anyone really has those channels outside of cable.

    Any other drawbacks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightTrainLayne View Post
    I've been contemplating cutting the cord from my cable provider.

    In my research it appeared Vue is the way to go. The only drawback I see is they don't have access to the MTV networks including Nick and NickJr, which my 3 & 5 year olds really like to watch. But it doesn't look like anyone really has those channels outside of cable.

    Any other drawbacks?
    DVR is extra with sling.

    Before you make the jump you might consider YouTube TV. Iím considering making the switch. I wonít switch form Sling to the View; I think Sling is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightTrainLayne View Post
    I've been contemplating cutting the cord from my cable provider.

    In my research it appeared Vue is the way to go. The only drawback I see is they don't have access to the MTV networks including Nick and NickJr, which my 3 & 5 year olds really like to watch. But it doesn't look like anyone really has those channels outside of cable.

    Any other drawbacks?
    None to me. I've even cancelled the extra sports package during the off season so I can pocket the saving there. As for drawbacks in logistics, that's your choice.

    But since you mentioned kids, I think Roku still only allows one device to work in each home at a time. In other words, you can't watch the Broncos in the living room and have the wife watch The Batchelor in the bedroom at the same time. Plus, you'll want to make sure you have good bandwidth to handle all the streaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeHoof View Post
    None to me. I've even cancelled the extra sports package during the off season so I can pocket the saving there. As for drawbacks in logistics, that's your choice.

    But since you mentioned kids, I think Roku still only allows one device to work in each home at a time. In other words, you can't watch the Broncos in the living room and have the wife watch The Batchelor in the bedroom at the same time. Plus, you'll want to make sure you have good bandwidth to handle all the streaming.
    I don't think bandwidth will be a problem.

    My idea was to go with Amazon Fire and subscribe to Vue.

    Between our current Netflix, & Amazon Prime subscriptions, if we subscribe to VUE at about $55/month, we'd save about $130/month after the out of pocket for the Fire devices and have access to virtually everything we have now sans the MTV networks.

    Of course, the worry would be that Vue would just jack up rates over time. Logically there's not much reason that they'd be able to deliver the same content for that much cheaper over a long period of time. I hate changing stuff like this. In my experience, the grass usually isn't all that much greener after all.
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    We cut the cord in March, and have been using a Playstation 4 to watch Netflix & Amazon Prime. I just signed up with Vue, so I could have the sport channels (SEC Network) to watch college football. I have NFLN. I can't catch CBS, NBC, or FOX, which SEC & AFC play their games. I'd have to stick about a 60' antenna to catch those local channels, and then that's not a guarantee. It's a PITA. I should of just kept cable.

    Anyway, do those channels (CBS, NBC, FOX) stream the games, whether college or pro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    We cut the cord in March, and have been using a Playstation 4 to watch Netflix & Amazon Prime. I just signed up with Vue, so I could have the sport channels (SEC Network) to watch college football. I have NFLN. I can't catch CBS, NBC, or FOX, which SEC & AFC play their games. I'd have to stick about a 60' antenna to catch those local channels, and then that's not a guarantee. It's a PITA. I should of just kept cable.

    Anyway, do those channels (CBS, NBC, FOX) stream the games, whether college or pro?
    Check YouTube. You might be able to get locals there

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    I have had Sling for a while now and am very happy with it. Between that, Netflix, and the stuff that comes with Amazon Prime I pretty much have all my content whenever I want it. I use the Sling app on my phone a lot when I am on my lunch break at work to avoid talking to people and post here. It's great!

    I don't think you can go wrong with which service you choose as long as the channels appeal to you. My kid is older so he really likes Cartoon Network and Discovery channel, I use it for News and Sports, and then I have some other options for movies on boring weekends. I am just happy I live in Denver so I get the over the air HD broadcasts of all the Broncos games, that would definitely make the decision harder if I had to get a service for games as well.

    My parents have Apple TV and I like that because I can project my phone to the TV with just a swipe and access every app on my phone. Worth considering if you have an iPhone.

    EDIT: Speaking of phones, not sure if they still run the promo but if you have At&T unlimited plans inquire about getting the HBO App (Mine is called Direct TV Now HBO) for no cost when you are on the plan.

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    Question for you tech savvy individuals. I'm watching NFLN, through PS4 Vue, and I keep getting pauses saying 'network connection speed'. Is that the channel, my wifi router, or is it that my internet sucks? I have the highest speed internet GCI offers. Anyway, it's driving me nuts, so how can I fix this? Thanks for any feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Question for you tech savvy individuals. I'm watching NFLN, through PS4 Vue, and I keep getting pauses saying 'network connection speed'. Is that the channel, my wifi router, or is it that my internet sucks? I have the highest speed internet GCI offers. Anyway, it's driving me nuts, so how can I fix this? Thanks for any feedback.
    Sounds like your ISP. How many mpbs
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